Canton High School is a 4A rural high school with an enrollment of approximately 630 students.
The City of Canton is famous for its First Monday Trade days, but it has another distinction that is even more valued by the people who live here – Canton is one of the few places where the family still comes first and there is little fear of serious crime. The setting is beautifully wooded East Texas with lightly rolling hills, and the atmosphere is laid back. The people are family-oriented, genuine and friendly. The schools and community are progressive. The proof is that newcomers become life-long residents and hometown kids keep returning to raise their own families and retire.
As the seat of Van Zandt County and host of the original world-famous First Monday Trade Days, Canton is the center of activity not only for a thriving county but also for much of East Texas. First Monday has attracted restaurants, shops, and businesses not usually found in other small towns.